Generate Capability Tokens¶
Twilio Client allows you to make and receive connections in the browser. You can place a call to a phone on the PSTN network, all without leaving your browser. See the Twilio Client Quickstart to get up and running with Twilio Client.
TwilioCapability is responsible for the creation of these capability
tokens. You’ll need your Twilio AccountSid and AuthToken.
from twilio.util import TwilioCapability # Find these values at twilio.com/user/account account_sid = "AC123123" auth_token = "secret" capability = TwilioCapability(account_sid, auth_token)
Allow Incoming Connections¶
Before a device running Twilio Client
can recieve incoming connections, the instance must first register a name
(such as “Alice” or “Bob”).
allow_client_incoming() method adds the client name to the
Allow Outgoing Connections¶
To make an outgoing connection from a Twilio Client device, you’ll need to choose a Twilio Application to handle TwiML URLs. A Twilio Application is a collection of URLs responsible for outputting valid TwiML to control phone calls and SMS.
# Twilio Application Sid application_sid = "APabe7650f654fc34655fc81ae71caa3ff" capability.allow_client_outgoing(application_sid)
Generate a Token¶
token = capability.generate()
By default, this token will expire in one hour. If you’d like to change the
generate() takes an optional
token = capability.generate(expires=600)
This token will now expire in 10 minutes. If you haven’t guessed already,
expires is expressed in seconds.